The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s important to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to need it next.
During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to recall when deciding which humidifier to get for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the ideal choice.
- Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can typically be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at H&C Heating and Cooling typically recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets entirely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.
Every home is different, of course, and there are a range of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or worries that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Laurel at 301-960-3247.